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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1982 23-59 aged English speaking, Toronto and Ontario, Canada, 198? N = 1038
Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1979 23-59 aged, general public, Ontario, Canada, 1979 N = 895
Mean
= 8.650
SD
= 1.770
Headey (2008b): study AU 2004 15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 12408
Mean
= 7.900
Rato (2012): study MO 2007 , general public, Macao, 2007 N = 500
Mean
= 6.370
SD
= 1.580
Rato (2012): study MO 2008 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Macao, 2008 N = 500
Mean
= 6.580
SD
= 1.460
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2010 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2010 N = 3183
Mean
= 5.749
SD
= 2.308
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2012 /1 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2012 N = 2518
Mean
= 5.757
SD
= 2.508
Blanchflower & Oswald (2017): study GB 2011 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2011-2015 N = 415589